The national flag is a symbol of pride for citizens who live within a country. The flag rallies people. The flag is flown or lowered to reflect national joy or sorrow. Here are free printable flags from around the world to color and use in classroom lessons and activities. A flag represents a thumbnail of a country. Many people collect flags or small replica flags. In Montessori education, flags of many nations are displayed and studied as part of geography. Teachers use flags and flag coloring pages as part of geography and social studies units. Students should not be allowed to ‘free color’ the flag; rather they should be taught the proper colors of the flag.
Coloring Castle (click here) has 22 free printable flag coloring pages. There is a black and white flag pattern to color as well as a colored flag template that shows students how to properly color the flag. Countries represented include: Australia, Canada, China, Cuba, Czeck Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Netherlands (Holland), Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.
Activity Village (click here) Activity Village includes flags from the six of the seven continents: Asia, Africa, North and South America, Australia and Europe. The site has many free printable coloring pages from countries represented at Coloring Castle, and includes flags for these countries. Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Cameroon, Chile, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Croatia, Cyprus, England, Ghana, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Malaysia, Malta, New Zealand, Nigeria, North Korea, Paraguay, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, Wales and general flags of the world activities. Free printable geography and flag activities on this website include coloring pages, maps, lesson plans, matching games and other free printable educational activities.
World Flags Coloring Pages (click here) this site has free printable world flag coloring pages for just about any country in the world. This site includes free printable United States and provincial flags from around the world. Be sure to view the original to color properly.
Enchanted Learning (click here) has many free printable flags of the world lesson plans and flag coloring pages. To print activities with not banner, users are asked to pay a $20 annual site fee.
For more free printable social studies lesson plans, please visit the linked sites.